Thread: FrankenBook wiring problem
09-22-2010, 11:08 PM #1
FrankenBook wiring problem
- Member Since
- Feb 03, 2009
- upstate ny
- MBP 13. 2.26. 4 gig.
I'm in the middle of a project that is, well, ridiculous.
I've got a macbook core 2 duo with a broken LCD and a macbook unibody with a toasted logic board. I figured that my best course of action was to put the two together and *tada* a functional computer.
All has been working out- removal of each LCD was easy (once I got a T8 torx) and I've devised a system of foam pads that will hold the new, thinner LCD in the larger display case.
However, I have been met with a significant stumbling block. The pin connectors are different. What the heck? So I need to either find a two-sided 19-pin video cable or splice the two together. Since the former is highly unlikely, it looks like I'll be doing a nice splice job.
The only problem now is that I can't guarantee that the pin placement is the same. The isight lines are the same, but what about the rest? Does anyone know where I can get a wiring diagram for the displays? Trial and error is not really an option with 16 wires.
09-23-2010, 12:38 AM #2
- Member Since
- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
Well, that certainly sounds like fun. I'd like to see a picture of it when you're finished. Anyway, back to your question. Here are some links where it may be possible to get a schematic or wiring diagram.
iFixit: The free repair manual
Free Apple service manuals
Good luck with your "FrankenBook Monster"
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